Education

46 Nigerian Graduates Breaks Record at American University

Nigerians made a record at Howard University, with 46 of them among the 96 graduating medical students. Out of the 27 awards, Nigerians also won 16. Howard graduates had a lot to be proud of at their graduation ceremony. However,...

Mozambique Revokes Decree Banning Pregnant Schoolgirls from Attending Normal Day Classes

The Mozambican Ministry of Education has received accolades for its decision to review and revoked a 2003 decree that placed a ban on pregnant schoolgirls from attending normal day classes, but restricting them to night classes ‘when they cannot...

Top 10 Best Universities in South Africa

US News & World Report has released its 2019 Best Global Universities rankings – which also includes a list of the top 10 Universities in South Africa. The overall rankings evaluate 1,250 universities across 75 countries and are the largest...

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The Virginia Killing Act of 1669: the Law That Made It Legal to Kill a Slave

The Virginia casual killing act of 1669 declared that, should a slave be killed as a result of extreme punishment, the master should not face charges for the murder.

The Creation Story of the Akamba People of Kenya

In the beginning, Mulungu the creator is said to have formed a man and a woman in heaven before placing them on a rock in on earth, where it is said that their footprints, as well as the footprints of their animals, can still be seen today.

Bussa’s Rebellion of 1816, the Largest Slave Revolt in Barbadian History

The largest slave rebellion in Barbadian history took place during the Bussa uprising in April 1816. The rebellion takes its name from the African-born...

Top 10 Longest Serving Presidents in Africa, 2022

Equatorial Guinea's president Teodoro Obiang is the longest serving president in Africa and the world. He is closely followed by Cameroons President Paul Biya.

Cornelius Frederiks: the Namibian Captain Who Was Locked Up in a Concentration Camp for Fighting Against German Colonialists

Cornelius Frederiks was a Namibian freedom fighter who actively fought a guerrilla-style war against German colonialists during the Herero-Nama war of 1904.